Poland - Education



Virtually the entire Polish population is literate. For the year 2000, adult illiteracy was estimated at 0.2% (males, 0.2%; females 0.2%). Primary, secondary, and most university and other education is free. State and local expenditure on education is, therefore, substantial. Lower schools are financed by local budgets, higher and vocational schools from the state budget. In the latter half of the 1990s, approximately 24.8% of government expenditure was allocated to education. As of 1999, public expenditure on education was estimated at 5.4% of GDP.

The school system, which is centralized, consists of an eight-year primary school followed by a four-year secondary general education school, five-year technical school, or basic three-year vocational training school. In 1996, primary schools had a combined enrollment of 5,021,378 students and a staff of 325,601 teachers. Student-to-teacher ratio stood at 15 to 1. In the same year, secondary schools had 2,539,138 students and 121,301 teachers. As of 1999, 97% of primary-school-age children were enrolled in school, while 88% of those eligible attended secondary school. Vocational schools are attended by students studying technology, agriculture, forestry, economy, education, health services, and the arts. Institutions of higher learning had 75,432 teachers and enrolled 720,267 students in 1996.

Higher learning is under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Higher Education and other ministries. A matriculation examination, which is common for all students, is required for admission to institutions of higher learning. Of the 98 third-level institutions, 11 are universities, 18 polytechnical schools, 17 art schools, 11 medical academies, and three theological academies. Jagiellonian University, among the oldest in Europe, was established at Cracow in 1364. Other prominent universities are the Warsaw University; the Central School of Planning and Statistics (Warsaw); the Higher Theater School (Warsaw); the Academy of Fine Arts (Cracow); and the Adam Mickiewicz University (Poznan ´). During the communist era the Roman Catholic University at Lublin was the only free private university in the Socialist bloc. Evening and extramural courses are available for anyone who is interested and is not a part of the school system. Foreign students are also welcome to study in Poland, either as regular students or at their summer schools.

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ogoliegbune mary-ann
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Aug 2, 2007 @ 1:01 am
i am impressed with the free education for foreign students .i am intrested in your free university education,how do i go about it please.
Rizwan Abbasi
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Aug 23, 2007 @ 11:11 am
Hi,

I have visited your site and i am amazed to see that you have variety in courses and your structure of study system is far better then our structure honestly.
Keep it up and May God Bless you all.

Rizwan Abbasi
imad ahmad
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Sep 1, 2007 @ 11:23 pm
So i have read all about the education in Poland so please tell how i can access to the poland's free education. Please help me
samuel uzoma
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Sep 16, 2007 @ 12:12 pm
Iam glad to see your E-mail and iwill like to be to one of your schools in poland.I will be glad if iam giving a chance and iwill respect all the rules and regulation that govern the school.
Inka
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Oct 7, 2007 @ 10:22 pm
I am so interested about study in Poland, esp social planning program if it has one.
How i can access poland free education?
what i should prepare to go?
Please your further information for me...
danke!

_inka, Indonesia_
mohammed
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Nov 24, 2007 @ 10:10 am
i have saw advantage of poland education because is very good than all other coutries in the world
Mostafa Khan
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Jan 8, 2008 @ 4:04 am
Hellow,
I visited tish side and it amazed me.I am interested to get an admission in Poland.I want to know that how can i access Polands Free educationsHow can I prepare myself for getting an admission.Please inform me any further information.

Mostafa Khan,Bangladesh
Nwokoye Ifeanyi
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Mar 8, 2008 @ 5:05 am
Hello am a nigerian that love to school in a great country like poland, am a 19 years old boy with good ambition looking for helping hand to help me out in my education thats why i contacted this site hope to find my help here and God bless.
kareem adeniji s
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Jun 12, 2008 @ 7:19 pm
Am happy i got your site,i need you enlight and help me secure a school in poland,i am a nigerian and i study MASS COMMUNICATION here but wishing to relocate to poland to further my education career
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Jun 26, 2010 @ 2:14 pm
I WILL BE REALLY PLEASED,IF I COULD GET ALL THE REQUIREMENT ON HOW TO GO ABOUT IT.
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Sep 10, 2010 @ 6:06 am
I am so interested about study in Poland

Please tell me the procedure
and I am Pakistani, I cant afford much...
Bright Ogbom
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Sep 28, 2010 @ 2:14 pm
Hi am Bright,a University student from Nigeria. I cherish the article so much and i want to commend on it that its good. Please am interested of studying in Poland as well, but i dont know the right procedure or requirements that are involved to get to these Free education in Poland. Please how do i get there? Please my Mail is- bstar86@yahoo.com
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Nov 29, 2010 @ 7:07 am
The article is indeed captative for a person like me who is keen in getting postgraduate or vocational education in Poland... I would Love to get more information about the procedures one has to go through to get a scuccesful admission in any of the Polish universities that are interested in sponsoring foreign students... your response on my given e-mail address will be appreciative...
Gbenga Olawale Shotunbo
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Mar 11, 2011 @ 3:03 am
Have been looking for this type of opportunity since please how do l go about it.
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Jun 16, 2011 @ 10:22 pm
The article is indeed captative for a person like me who is keen in getting postgraduate or vocational education in Poland... I would Love to get more information about the procedures one has to go through to get a scuccesful admission in any of the Polish universities that are interested in sponsoring foreign students... your response on my given e-mail address will be appreciative.
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Aug 6, 2011 @ 10:10 am
This is an eye opener to me men, the system is far better to that of my state. i've being hearing about this but, now i have seen it on your page, please hint me more about the poland's free education. I need your assistance to access this, i am tired in writing JAMB,
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Sep 15, 2011 @ 10:10 am
Hellow,
I visited tish side and it amazed me.I am interested to get an admission in Poland.I want to know that how can i access Polands Free educationsHow can I prepare myself for getting an admission.Please inform me any further information.

Regards,
Akram shahzad
Pakistan
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Oct 8, 2011 @ 7:07 am
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN.

I wish to congratulate Government of poland for their education system and also to indicate my interest to study in your country poland. I`m a nigerian,i would be glad to get further details about the procedures and requirement to get adimission into your institutes.
I will be internally greatful if my request is been considered,hope to get your response.
Thank you,
Augustus .O.Erimma.
Brandon
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Feb 5, 2013 @ 4:04 am
I am very curious as to how i can access the free education in poland, as a canadian international student. Do you have any information on this? I would be looking to study some form of education as i wish to be able to teach in europe.
Sam
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Jan 6, 2014 @ 4:16 pm
IS EDUCATION FREE? There needs to be more facts about Poland's education!

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